UIPM 2019 Global Laser Run City Tour: New season gets under way in Alexandria (EGY)
After a thrilling start to the UIPM Pentathlon World Cup season in Cairo, Egypt cut the ribbon on the UIPM 2019 Global Laser Run City Tour in the historic Mediterranean city of Alexandria.
Athletes of all ages from 27 clubs in Cairo, Alexandria and Tanta gathered at Alexandria University to compete, with almost 600 people taking part.
Aged from nine all the way up to Masters categories, they ran their laps and fired their laser rounds in 35C heat.
A spokesperson for the local organising committee said: “The weather was great, it was a sunny day and the total number of participants was 570 athletes, competing in 35C heat, and everything ran in harmony with a lot of spectators enjoying the competition.”
The Global Laser Run City Tour was created in 2017 to provide an entry point to UIPM Sports for people of all ages in urban communities around the world.
Another 100 cities have been selected in 2019 as hosts of the GLRCT or the new Biathle/Triathle National Tour. The full calendar can be viewed at the UIPM website, where you can also find more information on UIPM’s various multi-discipline sports.
In September, the UIPM Laser Run World Championships will be incorporated into the Pentathlon World Championships for the first time in Budapest (HUN), where Laser Run is also on the programme for the 1st World Urban Games.
In December, Laser Run and Triathle will both feature for the first time in the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines.
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